Questions tagged [l3build]

{l3build} sup­ports test­ing and build­ing LaTeX3 code, on Linux, Mac OS X and Win­dows sys­tems.

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Can I get a PDF from `.lvt` files to visually verify the output?

I'm trying to write regression tests with the l3build system. I know how to use l3build save to make a .tlg file from an .lvt file so that future tests can be compared against what's presumed to be a ...
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How to correctly set up l3build

I am currently trying to start writing a package and l3build seems to be a rather useful tool for this. I have read up on how to write .ins and .dtx files as well as the documentation for l3build. As ...
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Error in TexStudio: “Build and View”

I am facing an issue when i click on "Build and view" this error appears. Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "elsarticle-template".tex Is there ...
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How to test the content of bbl files with l3build?

I am maintaining a set of BibTeX style (bst) files and I want to test the contents of bbl files with l3build. I've tried the following methods: An undocumented macro \SHOWFILE can print the bbl file ...
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l3build in directories that have spaces in their names

I am getting into l3build for testing and installing my homegrown packages. It looks very useful. I hit a snag today when I put a bundle inside a directory that had a space in the name. I keep ...
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Why don't CTAN packages include build.lua?

I notice that no packages on ctan include build.lua scripts, which would enable them to be installed using l3build. I find it is now easier to build and install a package using l3build than manually ...
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l3build can't find files included with \input in generated style files

In the following example, l3build doc fails with a complaint that it can't find file test.def which is included in test.sty using \input{test.def}. I can build the documentation successfully manually ...
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Get l3build to install documentation?

Is it possible to get l3build to install documentation in the local texmf tree? Running l3build install installs style files in $TEXMFHOME/tex/<module>/ just fine, but it neither builds nor ...
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Use PDF output of one l3build test in next test?

Is it possible to use the PDF output of a l3build test as an included file in a following test? e.g., test000.lvt: \documentclass{article} \input{regression-test} \START \showoutput \begin{document}...
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Use l3build check with classes not in dtx format

I have inherited a class that I want to modify. This class is just a cls file that calls another cls file. I would like to create some regression test in the process. The l3build documentation ...
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Comparing pdfs in l3build allays fails for engines other than pdftex

I have the following testfile (testdefinitioninheritance.lvt) that generated some output. \input{regression-test} \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{docvar} \begin{document} \START \OMIT \...
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Example for test files using l3build

After writing some code with LaTeX3 I discovered the ability of l3build to compare a newly produced output to a normalized test output. As it sounds quite useful I tried writing some tests myself and ...
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Including compiled PDFs in documentation built by l3build

I am building a project with l3build. There are some examples I want to present in the documentation, showing their source code, annotated with DocStrip, as well as including the output they produce ...